I am a Youtuber doing Let's Plays and I wonder if it is safe for me to use the current 1.16 snapshots for my Let's Play. Please read this entire post before answering, so you really understand my question fully. I have to do this, since I got not just some really useless answers in the Minecraft subreddit, just because people didn't like to read the whole thing.
Situation: I started a new world for my German Project some episodes ago and didn't go to the Nether in it. In the next recording session, I would like to go to the Nether.I would love to switch to 1.16 (snapshot) right before I enter the Nether, so I have all that ne, good stuff and showcase it to my little audience.
Problem: Some guys on fore mentioned subreddit told me, that most probably the final 1.16 update would reset the Nether dimension in worlds created prior. I don't know whaere those guys got that idea, and they couldn't tell me. As the 1.16 final release will most probably, maybe also because of Covid, will take some time, I can imagine that I would build a huge nether base, railroad etc. until then. I don't want to lose this progress IF the Nether is probably resetted with the 1.16 update. People suggested just to make a backup. Of cause I would do that at all. But the loss of weeks or months of progress would be something, I really would not like.
Do you guys know of ANY plans by Mojang to reset the Nether dimension with the final 1.16 release? Would be nice, if some guy from Mojang could confirm or deny this.
Do you generally think, that it is a good idea or too dangerous to use those snapshots in a "productive environment"?
I hope you were able to understand my point from my dodgy English.
They are most likely gonna do what they have done with the overworld in previous updates and leave anything that is built/generated alone and any new chunks that get generated will be able to spawn the new stuff. It is possible to see this with old 1.0-1.4 worlds as the world generator was changed in 1.5 and newer. this causes oddity's like ground level variances that i've seen in the worlds i've moved forwards! XD the picture shows my old pre v1 minecraft world. (i've got several old snapshot worlds that are still working as well)
Mojang is planning on getting rid of redundant Nether references throughout the game. We will no longer have Nether Portals through which we access the Nether dimension and there will no longer be Nether Fortresses in the Nether dimension. There will also no longer be Netherite, it will be henceforth referred to as Sansnomerite, "-ite" for short (I suspect this may be a playful dig at the weirdos who don't like the stone variants).
I know this is totally shocking news to take in and you'll no doubt have lots of questions, so I'll just end this with a bit of good news: The CWG IS BACK, BABY! Woohoo!
EDIT: whoops, had so much fun funnin' ya I forgot the serious part. Mojang is NOT planning on force-resetting the Nether at all, but this probably does not rule out a nifty in-game feature that allows a player to reset the Nether if they so choose. This is probably the essence of what the book-in-portal gag seen in the Infinity Update is showcasing but nobody really knows. Currently, if a player wishes to reset the nether they have to delete some files and/or edit some data from outside the game and it's not unreasonable for Mojang to want to clean that process up.
As far as the ethics of using snapshots to play, as a beta tester you are obligated to find and report bugs and aspects of the game that are functionally inappropriate. Particularly earlier in the cycle when the stuff in Mojang's head starts leaking out onto "paper", there's no real guarantee that it will work as intended and there's always the possibility it has to be reverted entirely. Much of this thankfully happens in closed development before players get access, but millions of players will generally find a lot more issues than a team of 150.
If you want to forge ahead with the latest stuff, go ahead. Just be aware your world could be ruined as a result and take appropriate measures (ie, backups).
Ok, @DuhDerp This sounds much more like IT Sorry for me being a tad grumpy. Ok, what iread here so far is much like I would have imagined it. Those guys over at the subreddit really have no idea
Yepp, an option to reset the Nether would be quite great. I would for sure have an application for that too.
Backups are absolutely a routine process for me. "Never go into a Let's Play recording session without having backed up your stuff" is a core rule for me since I started. It is good not only for reversing savegame corruption, but also if you mess up during the recording, you simply get the backup world ...and it never happened